What led to Hunter Day an Oklahoma Yukon High School teacher sexually preying on a teen male student. Woman’s arrest comes via sting operation where she is caught red handed.
KWTV reports the science teacher at Yukon High School being arrested by the Canadian County Sheriff’s Department in a ‘sting operation’ on complaints of second degree rape, facilitating sexual contact with a minor and possession of child pornography.
School officials told of the first year chemistry teacher being married to the school’s football coach. Up until her arrest, Hunter Joanne Day had only worked at the school district for six months.
Authorities said they investigated the relationship after being notified by the boy’s parents and finding explicit pictures and messages on his phone.
But it gets better.
Hunter Day Yukon High School teacher sting operation:
On the day of Day’s arrest, the sheriff’s department said that science teacher and the teen had planned to meet at her house.
Texting Day under the guise of the student, investigators asked if their meeting was still on, with the woman replying ‘yes,’ while urging who she believed to be her male victim to hurry up and get to her residence before her husband got home from work,
Deputies arrived at the residence and once again texted the teacher from the boy’s phone saying he’d arrived. Day responded to the message saying, ‘The doors [sic] unlocked as usual,’
Upon entering the house, investigators discovered Day sitting on the floor of her living room with candles lit and all of the lights off.
But there’s more too.
Day according to investigators was also reportedly wearing a Christmas cat t-shirt and workout shorts.
The teacher confessed to sending the boy illicit ‘bra and panty’ pictures and said he’d also sent her pictures of his genitals.
‘I’m no longer surprised by the people who commit these crimes, because predators come from all walks of life,’ told Canadian County Sheriff Chris West.
‘This is a classic case of a serious breach of public trust,’ he said. ‘School teachers are entrusted to protect and educate our children, not to engage in an unlawful sexual relationship with them.’
— FilAm OKC (@FilamOkc) October 4, 2017
Hunter Day Yukon teacher: I see teaching as something I could do forever:
According to a statement released on Twitter, administrators from the high school said ‘the safety and well-being of our students is our number one priority,’ and there was no indication in Day’s record that she would make such a ‘very poor decision.’
The school said it was working with authorities in their investigation and couldn’t discuss details of the case, according to the post.
Day was incarcerated at the Canadian County Jail and bond was set for $85,000.
Of note, Day’s arrest comes just over a month after News9 interviewed her about her decision to get an emergency certification to teach science at Yukon High School.
Told the teacher at the time, ‘I definitely see teaching as something I could do forever which is not something I would have said six months ago.’
To date it remains unclear as to what led to the female teacher, like so many others, abusing her position of trust, authority and power to usurp her teen male victim.
This is Hunter Day’s resume and letter of interest submitted when applying for a teaching position at Yukon High School. It appears Day had only been working for the district for about 6 months. Superintendent says she was an emergency certified teacher. @OKCFOX pic.twitter.com/qRcvI3Y3wx
— Emily Collins (@EmilyTVNews) November 16, 2017